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From London With Love: Bernard Ilsley Returns to The Ridgefield Playhouse

Bernard Ilsley

Bernard Ilsley, “The London Medium,” is a third-generation psychic who has been a trusted adviser to Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant for many years. Ilsley not only sees the future, but also can contact loved ones and ancient spirits and tap into past lives. 

Natural Awakenings connected with Ilsley to discuss his special gift and return performance at
The Ridgefield Playhouse on March 31.

How did you make your transition into working as a medium on a full-time basis?
My transition began in my late teens when I would drive my grandmother, who was a well-known medium, to New Age expos. They were happening every weekend in the UK at the time. As people would be waiting in line, they would ask me, since I was related, if I “could tell them something.” As I did, it became apparent that I had the gift, too. I then went on to develop my abilities in development circles run by my grandmother.

How can someone connect with a deceased loved one in a dream state?
When in the dream state, we naturally ascend briefly to the higher vibrations of the spirit realm. It is possible to set the higher conscious mind or the subconscious mind by the conscious mind before you sleep. It’s similar to when a person says, consciously, I wish to wake at 6:30am, and then they do. So, before you go to sleep, with your conscious thought, you ask for the person you wish to communicate with and hopefully, eventually, that will happen.

Does prayer help a spirit between dimensions move on?
Prayer does help a person between dimensions to move on. Prayer is a way of raising the vibration of conscious communication. Sometimes if a spirit is in between dimensions, it is lacking the necessary energy and light and purity to transcend to a higher vibration. By sharing that light and divinity, the transition becomes possible.

How do you define the soul?
The soul is a unique mass of conscious divinity.

How do we determine what our soul is here to do?
The best way is by listening to one’s inner self. This can be done through practicing meditation, stilling the mind to listen to the soul, which is an intrinsic part of the divine.

Albert Einstein said the most important question a person can ask is if the Universe is a friendly place. In the face of what seems like a lot of 
negative events in the world, what do you think?
From the beginning of time and creation, good and evil has existed—yin and yang. There is an equal amount of good and an equal amount of bad in the world as energy, exactly the same amount as at the beginning of creation. This energy moves around the earth like clouds, so good and evil can exist anywhere at any time. By using one of the other fundamental spiritual laws, that like energy attracts like energy, we can use our conscious mind and intention to attract the good and repel the evil.

What are you most passionate about right now?
I am passionate about many things, but perhaps at this time, raising the collective consciousness of people to an awareness to help themselves, their loved ones, their environment and planet, is at the top of my list. I hope that such inspiration is gained from my theater shows, and the audience sees proof of connections to their loved ones and the divine, by witnessing the power of love.
The Ridgefield Playhouse is a nonprofit performing arts center. For tickets to the London Medium’s show ($45 to $340, with one-on-one reading upgrades available), visit The Ridgefield Playhouse box office, call 203-438-5795 or visit

For more information, follow on Twitter 
@RPlayhouse or Facebook at Location: 80 East, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield. See ad, page 35. 
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